The Spectrum

City of Minneapolis Closes Parks, Removes Nets

City of Minneapolis Closes Parks, Removes Nets

Sonia Baig, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

Since Governor Tim Walz issued the stay at home order on March 27, Minnesotans have had to find a new normal with socially distant activities.  While many originally turned to enjoying the outdoors in our state’s beautiful parks, outdoor activities are now being restricted in order to enforce best h...

10 Easy Self-care Tips

According to, watching Netflix for long periods of time can act as a stress-reliever and induce feelings of positivity.

Sonia Baig, Contributing Writer

April 24, 2020

Quarantine Self-care Tips: 1. Create a routine With more flexibility in our schedules, it can be easy for us to fall into mindless activities, like scrolling through social media and lose track of time. Creating a daily routine can help bring more structure into your schedule and keep you motivated....

Survey Invites Dialogue Between Students and Administrators

Cole Mathews swipes his card at the west door. This year, Brandon Krona (pictured above) and the rest of the security team have made swiping out mandatory when leaving the campus during school ours

Caroline Hardy and William Lyman

May 24, 2019

An anonymous survey conducted by The Spectrum of 180 students from all four grades found that 50% of Upper School students believe that Blake administrators do not trust them. Although it is often painted in broad strokes, high level administrators, for the purpose of this survey, consist of the Head of ...

D.I.Y. Applying Henna

Sonia Baig applies free-styled henna design.

Sonia Baig and Amelia Reyes

March 14, 2018

Whether you’ve seen artsy henna pictures on social media, or your family has been applying it for religious celebrations for as long as you can remember, it's common to know about henna from some place or another. While often called henna in America, it’s often called mehndi in other parts of t...

Trying crazy Pinterest recipes

The tested pancake pops!

Sonia Baig and Amelia Reyes

March 5, 2018

Pancakes on a Stick Instructions (from website) Make pancake batter. Once the batter has been mixed together, place sticks on the griddle (Make sure they have been soaked in water if they are wooden so they aren’t flammable) Spoon the batter into the shape of a circle over each stick. (Be sure not to make them too big so th...

Push for middle schoolers on varsity

Sophie Skallerud '18 in the midst of a match against St. Paul Academy.

Payton Crosby, Ava Olson, and Sonia Baig

October 3, 2017

You have just finished your first high school tryout. Though you’re just a seventh grader, you left your heart and soul on the field. Now it’s the waiting game: will that email pop up into your inbox saying you’ve made the varsity team? It can go two ways. You make varsity as a middle schooler, o...

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